Title

The Progressive Era and the Depression and the American Mental Institution System

Date

5-31-2018 1:30 PM

End Time

31-5-2018 1:45 PM

Location

WUC Columbia Room

Session Chair

Kimberly Jensen

Session Title

History Department Senior Capstone Presentations

Presentation Type

Presentation

Faculty Sponsor(s)

Kimberly Jensen, Todd Shaffer

Abstract

The American Mental Health System in the United States was largely impacted in the early 20th century with the beginning of the Progressive Era, new approaches to rehabilitating and curing patients who were mentally ill, the rise of Psychiatry and the rise of the use of Mental Health Asylums, and the use of new treatments such as talking patients through their illnesses and using therapy methods to treat patients. Based on an internship at the Oregon State Archives, this presentation will examine the American Mental Health System in the Progressive Era through the Depression era. I have consulted patient files that look at life inside the Oregon State Hospital, how the wards in the hospital were set up, and how specific patients were treated during their stay in the Oregon State Hospital.

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May 31st, 1:30 PM May 31st, 1:45 PM

The Progressive Era and the Depression and the American Mental Institution System

WUC Columbia Room

The American Mental Health System in the United States was largely impacted in the early 20th century with the beginning of the Progressive Era, new approaches to rehabilitating and curing patients who were mentally ill, the rise of Psychiatry and the rise of the use of Mental Health Asylums, and the use of new treatments such as talking patients through their illnesses and using therapy methods to treat patients. Based on an internship at the Oregon State Archives, this presentation will examine the American Mental Health System in the Progressive Era through the Depression era. I have consulted patient files that look at life inside the Oregon State Hospital, how the wards in the hospital were set up, and how specific patients were treated during their stay in the Oregon State Hospital.